Above: Duke Street Heritage Action Zone, courtesy of Barrow Archives and Local Studies Centre

 

Re:discover Barrow – An Armchair Walk

 

 

Have you lived, worked or shopped on Duke Street, or do you have a story passed down through generations? We want to hear from you!

We hope to find unusual and intriguing stories of shops or shop staff which will bring the history of Duke Street to life and tell the story through the memories of local people. Your stories will aid local archivists, historians and artists to research and record the history of this important street, as we create a new online Armchair Walk for Spring 2021, in partnership with Barrow Borough Council.

How to send us your memories… 

Leave us a voice message using the form below, call Art Gene on 01229 825085, or by email events@art-gene.co.uk with your story. You will be asked to leave your name and email address, so we can get back to you for more information, and credit you in the event.

 


 

Re:discover Barrow – An Armchair Walk is an exploration and celebration of the rich and diverse history of Duke Street. Duke Street is one of 14 High Street Heritage Action Zones in the North West, designated by Historic England. In 2019 Barrow Borough Council was awarded £1.1M of government funding, delivered through Historic England, as part of the scheme which will rejuvenate the heritage, retail and cultural offer for the town through the Re:discover Barrow project

Art Gene are working with Barrow Borough Council for this pilot project, which be in introduction to the Heritage Action Zone, taking viewers on a virtual historical tour through the street in 2021.

 

Above: Duke Street Heritage Action Zone, courtesy of Barrow Archives and Local Studies Centre

 

 

Maddi Nicholson  Art Gene Artist Founder Director said:

“We’re excited to be kicking off the Re:discover Barrow project and are looking forward to hearing your memories of Duke Street. We hope to find unusual and intriguing stories of shops or shop staff which will bring the history of Duke Street to life and tell the story through the memories of local people.”

 

Below: historic images of Duke Street Heritage Action Zone, courtesy of Barrow Archives and Local Studies Centre